Lt Governor visits Diglipur by road


Diglipur, Jan 21: The Lt. Governor, A & N Islands Lt. Governor Admiral D.K. Joshi, (Retd.) visited Diglipur today. On his arrival, the Lt. Governer was accorded warm welcome by the Asst Commissioner Diglipur, Adhyaksha ZP N & M Andaman, Pramukh Diglipur and other Senior officers of Local Administration at APWD Guest house.
Soon after his arrival by road from Baratang , the Lt Governor proceeded to Guest House and attended meeting with PRIs, Director NHIDCL, DC N & M Andaman Kriti Garg, IAS accompanied with him.
The Lt. Governor and Deputy Commissioner N & M Andaman interacted with the PRIs and HODs of various departments regarding the progress of development works and directed them to expedite the work in time bound manner. The PRI members apprised the Lt Governor on various issues and problems of the people on the basis of merit.
Speaking on this occasion Adhyaksha N & M Andaman Mrs Kalpana Bain complained that the roads were being repaired one or two days ahead of his visit, she also demanded Dialysis machine at CHC Diglipur, asked to expedite Parks and Swimming pool work, release of Gram Rozgaar Sevak payment and release the results of Sarva Shikasha teachers exams.
Replying her demands LG said that during his second visit by road today he noticed that the National highway road is now repaired a lot from his first visit and only some patches of road is in bad condition. For That Director NHIDL accompanied with him for this and there will be permanent solution for road patches not temporary from now.
Speaking on this occasion Mr. Dilbhag Singh Dhanda, General Manager, NHIDCL said that due to complaints the Vasistha Mentana NH JV Andaman Site Project GM Mr. B Srinivas is replaced with immediate effect and new general manager will join on 27nd of January from Vizag. The patch work of the road will be continuing nonstop and quality of the work will be high quality. He also assured of meeting with administration and stock holders will be held 15th and 30th of every month from further.
Speaking on this occasion the PramukhDiglipur demanded immediate appointment of permanent Executive Engineer in Zilla Parishad, up gradation of CHC hospital to Sub District Hospital.
Secretary DARTED Mr Alex Rajan demanded separate broachers of Diglipur information and mentioning of private hotels in the govt broachers, construction of toilets along with the ATR road. He also demanded creation of boat circuit with Neil Havelock, Rangat and Diglipur.
Apart from the PRI members discussed issued related Electricity, wild elephants, sawn timber, Education, settlers occupancy rights, issue of superior wood and stoppage of cargo ships at Mayabunder and Diglipur were discussed.
After the meeting he inspected the Kalpong Hydro Electricity Project at Nabagram. Tomorrow morning he will proceed to Port Blair by boat.

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